Egyptian Goddess

The women of the ancient Near East used to paint their eyebrows and their eyelids with a black dye, as seen in this sketch of an Egyptian Goddess, copied from the Sarcophagus of Oimenepthah. The process was repeated often and sometimes painful to the eyes. Solomon warned of the seductress who uses her painted eyes to lure men. When Queen Jezebel heard about Jehu coming to slay her she went in and painted her eyes and looked out a window.

"And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; and she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window."

2 Kings 9:30

And when thou art spoiled, what wilt thou do? Though thou clothest thyself with crimson, though thou deckest thee with ornaments of gold, though thou rentest thy face with painting, in vain shalt thou make thyself fair; thy lovers will despise thee, they will seek thy life.

Jeremiah 4:30

"To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman. Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids. For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life. Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?"

Proverbs 6:24-27